You are, perhaps, not even aware of Carl Gustav Jung’s contribution, because he discovered – it will be better to say rediscovered, because in the East it has been known for five thousand years – that man is half man and half woman, and that woman is half woman and half man.
It seems to be very simple. Because a child is born by the meeting of man and woman, both contribute to the child’s life. Naturally, the child will have something of man and something of woman. It is only two sides of one coin. On one side is the figure of a woman, on the other side the figure of a man. If somebody is man, that means his side which has the figure of man is in his conscious, and his woman is in his unconscious.
You get surprised when you hear that some man wants to become a woman. Now, through plastic surgery, it is possible.
We have here one of the best plastic surgeons who changes sexes, Leeladhar. He hates the work, but I told him, “It is immensely beneficial. You should not hate it. If a man can have both the experiences in life – for thirty years he remains a man, and then becomes a woman – he will be more enriched in his experience.”
At least he will not say, like the poets have been saying for centuries, that the woman is a mystery. He will know nothing is a mystery, it is only a question of hormones, and a very simple difference.
The woman’s genitalia are like your pockets. If you have to search for something, you have to put your hand inside. And the function of the surgeon is to pull the pocket out so the pocket hangs out. That is man’s genitalia. You don’t have to search anything, it is already hanging out like Jesus Christ on the cross.
That’s why even an old woman can keep her charm, beauty, attraction. In fact, after her menopause she becomes more interested in sex than she has ever been. That is nearabout the age forty-eight, and that is the time when man becomes tired, finished, spent. That is a good time for a sex change.
And Leeladhar is doing a great service to humanity. In the future, I don’t think there will be anybody who has not experienced both the sides. And then you will not say that men and women are opposites. They are not; they are one – just complementaries.
The same is true about darkness and light, and about every contradiction that you can conceive of. There are no contradictions anywhere in the world.
Just the other night one very intelligent journalist from Germany was asking me, “Can you tell me which of these two statements is from Sheela?”
One statement was: “I love Osho totally.”
The second statement was: “Osho is the most corrupted man.”
The journalist was thinking that these are contradictory, so I will have to choose one. I could see his face and his eyes in a shock and daze when I said both the statements are from Sheela. I don’t know where she made those statements, but one thing is certain: I can be absolutely certain both came from Sheela – because your love is always carrying behind it, hate. Your hate is always carrying behind it, love.